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with this. >> there's been a harrowing stang operation going on. a week-long in ocean city, ends with nearly two dozen people being indicted on drug charges. police say 17 people are in custody and six are being sought. they were arrested following a six-week investigation, in which officers made drug by buys. investigators think the rise is due to an ongoing crackdown on prescription drug abuse. >>> the university of maryland's women's basketball coach helped bring the problem of prescription drug shortages to the national spotlight. and now, a prominent local hospital tells maryland lawmakers how the growing problem is impacting their work. wjz is live. derek valcourt explains how a drug shortage nearly affected surgeries at the anne arundel medical center. derek? >> reporter: lawmakersmakers have have been hearing an earful about problems that they are being forced to deal with. >> reporter: as doctors at anne arundel medical center prepared for surgery on a late november weekend, they became concerned about their low supply of a drug need
city. 34 in oakland. tomorrow, and overnight tonight, clouds begin to move in. there may be a little rain in the afternoon or tomorrow night. low pressure passing to our west. but ahead of it, we'll get milder air. probably back up to 50. and maybe even into the low 50s. and even milder this weekend. but with the risk of some showers coming back. kai? >> bob, thank you. >>> getting into the holiday spirit in maryland tonight. the washington monument in baltimore. will become a bright spot of the season. wjz is live. jessica kartalija has more on the countdown to the flick of a switch. baltimore's washington monument. hi, jess. >> hi, kai. as you can hear, the festivities are already under way here in mount vernon. take a live look from sky eye chopper 13. what a beautiful evening. it always makes baltimore city look like such a beautiful place. a beautiful place as it possibly could be, with such a nice night as this. the music is going. the warm cocoa is flowing. and they have been out and about all day, getting ready for 5,00
city campus in a week happened here at national academy foundation. a woman was buzzed into the locked doors of the prep building where milling schoolers attend classes. administrators say she failed to check in at the front office. they say she was delivering a birthday cake to a relative when a schoolworker challenged her in the hall. she pulled out a knife, cutting the worker's hands and was later arrested. it alarmed a grandmother of a student here who asked wjz not to identify her. >> i feel fearful for my grandson also. now you have to go through a procedure before he could come out. and i think it's good. >> reporter: she is concerned about outsiders gaining access to classrooms following the shooting in connecticut. >> there is no explaining it away. it's just -- it's awful. it's gut wrenching. >> reporter: school officials would not say why the person was originally buzzed in through the door and how it all escalated into a weapon being pulled. it follows an attack on a 7th grader at calverton middle school last week who said adults, including another parent, allowed on campus
homicides in 2012, 100 less than in the previous year. one man knows a lot about that subject, new york city's deputy police commissioner, paul brown who joins us live right now. mr. brown, congratulations. how have you done it? >> thank you mainly through 35,000 men and women in uniform but particularly through something called operation at attack where we send as many uniformed police officers as possible into areas where we have seen spikes and violence particularly shootings. >> that sounds almost like a back to basics campaign. why was the decision taken to go in that direction? >> well, it started with mayor bloomberg and commissioner kelly coming into the office right after 9/11 with a deep downturn in the economy, less tax revenue. we lost 6000 police officers through attrition, we have 6000 fewer now than we had then. that forced us to take a look at how we deploy officers into the city. instead of dividing them up as we usually did into 76 precincts, we focused better on defining exactly where the most violent crimes were happening and putting the biggest number of officers there,
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